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Braces

Braces can straighten your teeth. Improving your smile and your dental health

Braces

Braces (sometimes called orthodontic braces) can align and straighten teeth and help to position them to improve your dental health and smile.

Crowded or Crooked Teeth

Many people have crowded or crooked teeth. Orthodontic treatment will straighten the teeth or move them into a better position. This can not only improve their appearance but help to look after the long-term health of the teeth and gums by making them easier to clean. Orthodontic treatment or braces can straighten crowded or crooked teeth.

Why Have Orthodontic Treatment?

Crowding, spacing, cross-bites and edge-to-edge bites can lead to a number of long term oral health problems. Getting the right orthodontic treatment will not only improve the appearance of your teeth and give you a confident smile, it’s also helps you keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Braces Can Treat

Crowding
The teeth are too close together without enough space
Spaces
The teeth have gaps between them
Cross-bites
The teeth are crossed over and bite on the wrong side of each other
Under-bite
The lower teeth stick out when you bite
Overjet
The front teeth are protruded and stick out (buck teeth)
Overbite
The teeth over-lap too much hiding them
Open-bite
The teeth do not meet together when you close them to bite
Misplaced Mid-line
The centre line between the upper front teeth and bottom front teeth do not match

Common problems crooked teeth can lead to are:

  • Build-up of plaque and tartar
  • Harbours harmful periodontal (gum) bacteria
  • Periodontal disease
  • Tooth and bone loss
  • Food lodges between teeth
  • Sore and tender gums
  • Periodontal disease
  • Premature wear of the teeth
  • Chipped or fractured front teeth
  • Trauma to the front teeth
  • Shortened or worn down teeth

Most people believe that they would need fixed metal braces to straighten their crooked teeth, however modern orthodontics has given us a number of alternatives.

Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner can be used to move your front teeth to an ideal position quickly and effectively in a matter of weeks. These are removable braces.


gravesend inman aligner braces centre


Invisalign Clear Braces

Invisalign clear aligners can be used for more complex cases but are also fast and nearly invisible. These are also removable braces.


gravesend invisalign braces centre


Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles can be an alternative to Invisalign. Specialised clear braces and small tooth coloured wires gently straighten and align teeth.


Six Month Smiles braces gravesend


Traditional Fixed Braces

Fixed braces use the traditional metal wires and brackets. As not all crooked teeth are suitable to be straightened by Inman or Invisalign aligners these types of braces are still used.


Take the first step towards improving your smile, your confidence and your life by booking a free adult braces consultation with us here at PMA Dental Care, contact us or drop into our practice in Gravesend or call us on 0844 576 9905. You can even book a free consultation now.

Interest Free Credit

0% Finance: A payment plan that allows you to spread the cost of your Invisalign clear braces.

Online Booking

New Private patients and existing Private and Denplan patients can now book appointments securely online 24/7.

COVID-19 UPDATE - July 2021

 

Due to social distancing requirements and enhanced infection control procedures we are having to run the practice at a reduced capacity then we would do normally.

Opening hours are 9.00am to 5.00pm Mon-Thurs and 9.00 to 4.00pm Fridays.

As a healthcare environment, If you are attending the practice you must wear a face covering. 

Whilst we are doing check ups and routine dentistry we have long waiting times for appointments.

We also run a telephone emergency service during normal working hours. Out of hours advice is available via NHS Direct on 111.

Click here for information on how to deal with dental emergencies at home.

Due to our reduced capacity we are unable to take on new NHS patients but can provide emergency advice and care if appropriate. 

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